1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

First of my Marans doing the egg squat!!!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by jettgirl24, Dec 30, 2010.

  1. jettgirl24

    jettgirl24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2010
    Duvall, WA
    YAY! I can't wait to get a beautiful chocolate egg [​IMG]
     
  2. firsthouse_mp

    firsthouse_mp Chillin' With My Peeps

    207
    0
    109
    Dec 13, 2009
    NorthernCal
    Make sure you post a pic of your first dark brown egg...I total covet those eggs! One day....one day...
     
  3. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    [​IMG]
     
  4. black_fx_35

    black_fx_35 Out Of The Brooder

    82
    0
    39
    Mar 26, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    Sooooo exciting...how old is she??? I cant wait for my first eggs either!
     
  5. jettgirl24

    jettgirl24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2010
    Duvall, WA
    I have four girls who were 23 weeks as of yesterday... So hopefully any time now! I'll definitely post pics, I hatched them out of really nice dark eggs so I have my fingers crossed that their eggs will be purrrty [​IMG]
     
  6. black_fx_35

    black_fx_35 Out Of The Brooder

    82
    0
    39
    Mar 26, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    Did you get eggs yet? My cuckoo maran is squatting when I reach down to pick her up, so hoping to get her first egg soon too!
     
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2011
  7. jettgirl24

    jettgirl24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 21, 2010
    Duvall, WA
    Not yet [​IMG] Still anxiously waiting for the first! I'm hopeful it will be in the next week or two!
     
  8. sunshine23

    sunshine23 Chillin' With My Peeps

    206
    0
    99
    Jun 22, 2010
    Hialeah, FL
    I have a Silver Maran who is also squatting when she sees me so fingers crossed for us [​IMG] Mine is 24 weeks
     
  9. duckfat

    duckfat Out Of The Brooder

    85
    0
    29
    Oct 30, 2010
    Michigan
    We have 30 or so cuckoo marans hens that were hatched around the first week of August, which would put them at roughly 23 weeks. They have been laying for a couple weeks now. However the eggs are really about 16 ounces per dozen, which would put them in the USDA peewee range.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by